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Throughout his prominent and prolific career, Marcus Miller has been in the presence of greatness. From working with the masters at the height of their careers to leading today's phenoms towards their inevitable glory, Miller's legacy is an ever-expanding force in the face of music. With many familiar faces along his side, the bassist returned to Jazz at the Bistro to share his experience with six capacity crowds over three nights.

Saturday, 13 June 2015 12:00

Nneka 6/13/15

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Nneka mingles urban styles with her African roots to create a musical journey of love and faith, persevering in a world of suffering and corruption.

Last fall, Jazz St. Louis debuted the Ferring Jazz Bistro in the new Dorothy & Harold Steward Center for Jazz and has since welcomed 17 of the genre's finest to four night stays on their updated new stage.

The night's second set started with Johnathan Blake and Jonathan Kreisberg digging their way through the tangle of instruments and lines to find their places at either side of the Hammond organ's dominating presence on stage.

Already deep into her prolific career, Regina Carter has been constantly regarded as the most prominent violinist in jazz, but with her latest "Southern Comfort" it might be more apt to applaud her fiddle.

Benny Green is not a lot of things; he is not slow, he is not boring and he certainly not an inexperienced amateur. 

Jazz at the Bistro regularly welcomes some of the biggest names in jazz to its intimate, listening-room stage, but on Wednesday the crowds filed into the Harold & Dorothy Steward Center for Jazz to a new level and intensity.

As a nearly perennial visitor to the Bistro stage, modern-day crooner Kurt Elling is considered by many to be one of the highlights of the Jazz St. Louis season.

An air of familiarity filled the Ferring Jazz Bistro as the stage was graced with the melodic styles of a late 1930s jazz lounge. Piloted by Freddy Cole, veteran performer and member of one of jazz's most famous families, the quintet performed a selection of melodic, vocally lead songs of lost and lingering love.

Though they're nearing 15 years as a band, the members of Kneebody are largely regarded as youngsters in the world of jazz for their wildly innovative approach to music.

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